So what is brandy? Basically, it’s distilled wine, meaning wine with most of the water removed. Brandy came to be because the soil of France’s Cognac region is chalky, which made the wine made from its grapes to be thin, acidic and less than drinkable. Fortunately, the area’s enterprising vintners discovered that this wine could be distilled into brandy varietals. Cognac is distilled from a combo of white wines known as “eaux de vie” before being aged to maturity for bottling and distribution.
Brandy is Dandy!